Alameda Unified Board Member Loses Battle With Cancer

Solana Henneberry, a board member from Alameda Unified, passed away Tuesday after fighting breast cancer for more than a year.

The East Bay Times has an excellent piece about Henneberry this week, highlighting her commitment to improving education in the community and he several accomplishments.

 “As president, she did not miss a single Board of Education meeting, even when she was undergoing treatment,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “Her commitment and leadership were truly inspiring. We will remember her as someone who dedicated her life to public education, her community, and her family. Our thoughts are with her friends and family now as we all grapple with this great loss to the Alameda community.”

A GoFundMe has been created to collect funds for the family during this difficult time.

She is survived by her husband Mike, daughter Emma, and two sons Eamon and Finbar. She was elected to the board in 2014 with a term that was expected to end. The board will now have to appoint a replacement. Hopefully one as dedicated as she was.